Mickey Flacks, 1940-2020

We are sad to report that SBCAN Founding Member Mickey Flacks died earlier this week. Many of you know that SBCAN was founded 18 years ago in Mickey and Dick Flacks’ living room.

Mickey was a tireless advocate for a myriad of social justice issues, especially affordable housing and efficient alternative means of transportation. In addition to her many other civic and activist roles, she often represented SBCAN at planning commission meetings and city council and county board meetings.

There is so much more to say about her, and when we are able to get together again, we will do more to recognize her contributions to the community. In the meantime, we wanted to let you know in case you had not heard.

Mickey was at the heart and soul of SBCAN. She will be sorely missed.

Here’s a link to an article about Mickey in the Santa Barbara Independent: https://www.independent.com/2020/04/21/mickey-flacks-longtime-housing-advocate-dies-at-80/